March 16th, 2014


Who is God? part 9

Matthew 28:16-20

Who is God?
The God of the Church: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

This is the next-to-last sermon in our series on “Who is God?” Last week, I talked about the Holy Spirit as the God in the Church. This week I want to talk about the Holy Trinity as the God of the Church – the final definition of God that sets the standard of Christian belief and worship. This passage here at the end of Matthew's Gospel is the first explicit appearance of the formula in Scripture – tossed in, almost off-handedly, in what we call The Great Commission. If this was all you knew about the Trinity, you might not get a hint of how important this formula was to become to the Church. But the Church worried over the definition of God like a dog chewing over a bone. Again and again, trying to understand what had been communicated to us in Jesus Christ.Collapse )